"Syracuse, New York" Top 5 Page for this destination Syracuse by shrimp56

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I grew up near Syracuse, so I can both sing the praises and complain about the "hub" of Central New York! I'll do more of both later:)
The picture was taken outside the I.M. Pei designed Everson Art Museum in downtown Syracuse.
I just learned that the 80 year old Hotel Syracuse has closed its doors, probably forever. This led me to want to do some new tips on Syracuse using historical images. I hope you enjoy!

Salt is what made Syracuse

Salt was discovered nearby after the Revolutionary War. The industry tailed off after the Civil War, but Syracuse to this day is called the "Salt City".

My hometown: Fayetteville, NY

Please visit my Fayetteville page to see where I grew up:)
Fayetteville is about 11 miles east of Syracuse on state route 5. Since I was a child it has grown from 2,000 to 20,000 in population.

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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Hi, Sally! It must be a nice city! Thanks for your interesting story....

  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2005 at 10:18 AM

    Lovely Syracuse page, Sal! So sad to hear about the Hotel Syracuse. I hate it when historical places are shut down. ~I’m a SUCKER for popovers! And your photos are beautiful! ~We, too, had the Erie Canal running thru Ohio thru Cincy to the Ohio River.

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2005 at 4:51 AM

    These are great pages. Genealogy will bring me to Syracuse next summer. As a vacationer I want to see Skaneateles and Cazenovia. And the Erie Canal! Marcia

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2005 at 5:13 AM

    Wonderful page, Sally! Thanks for sharing!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2004 at 1:55 PM

    When I think of Syracuse I think, in contrast to Scott (herzog63) of sun, warm weather and... Sicily, Italy. Very good page and updates!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 3:17 PM

    what an interesting page & lovely collection of ancient postcards !

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2004 at 4:33 AM

    When I think of Syracuse I think of snow!!

  • Ronald_T's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2002 at 4:32 PM

    Nice start Sally. Keep me inform on updates please...

  • carolineraat's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2002 at 11:56 PM

    Interesting picture! Hope to see more of this

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2002 at 7:04 AM

    Must make an effort to visit in Summer ;-)))


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